KEMP 360 Central for AWS

1 Introduction

KEMP 360 Central is a centralized management, orchestration, and monitoring application that enables the administration of deployed LoadMaster instances.

KEMP 360 Central can be used to perform administrative tasks on each LoadMaster instance. This provides ease of administration because multiple LoadMasters can be administered in one place, rather than accessing each LoadMaster individually.

1.1 Document Purpose

The purpose of this document is to provide step-by-step instructions on deploying KEMP 360 Central in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

1.2 Intended Audience

This document is for anyone who needs more information about deploying KEMP 360 Central within AWS.

1.3 Prerequisites

To support KEMP 360 Central for AWS, the following are required:

An active subscription to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Virtual Machines

A client computer running Windows 7 or higher

Internet Explorer 11 or higher

A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) set up and configured in AWS

Valid AWS credentials

AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) must be installed


2 Deploy KEMP 360 Central in Amazon Web Services (AWS)

2.1 Create a New Key Pair

When starting a new instance, you will be prompted to select a key pair. A key pair is a certificate and key. It is used to SSH to the KEMP 360 Central instance. Keep the downloaded key in a safe place. Steps on how to add a key pair are below:

1. Log in to the AWS console.

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2. Click EC2.

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3. In the main menu, select Key Pairs.

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4. Click Create Key Pair.

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5. Enter a name for the key pair and click Yes. The .pem file downloads.

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As this file is required to SSH into the KEMP 360 Central instance, make a note of where this file is stored. This file needs to reside on the client that is used to SSH to KEMP 360 Central.

If you are using a client that does not accept PEM format, you will need to convert the file to another format, for example PPK for Putty.

6. If you are using Linux, change the permissions of the key pair file so it can work. To do this, go to the directory where the file is stored and run the following command:

chmod 600 <FileName>

2.2 Start a New Instance

To start an instance, follow the steps below:

1. Access the AWS home page.

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2. Click the Sign In to the Console button.

3. Log in using your account details.

4. Log in to the Amazon Web Services home page.

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5. Click EC2.

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6. Click Instances.

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7. Click Launch Instance.

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8. Select AWS Marketplace.

9. Search for KEMP 360 Central LoadMaster.

10. Click Select for the relevant version to be deployed.

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a) Select the appropriate instance type.

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b) Click Next: Configure Instance Details.

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11. Ensure you select the correct item (Virtual Private Cloud) in the Network drop-down list.

12. Ensure that the Auto-assign Public IP option is set to Enable.

13. Configure any other setting as needed.

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14. Click Review and Launch.

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a) Before launching, click Edit security groups.

b) Select the Security Group of your choosing or create a new security group.

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The following rules are needed in the security group:

Custom TCP Rule with the Port Range 443 for the WUI

SSH for the SSH management interface with the Port Range 22

Any additional rules that are needed for other ports for services that will be set up, for example Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) if load balancing Windows RDP servers, or HTTPS for a secure website

c) Select the relevant source option from the drop-down list and enter custom IP addresses as needed.

Management interfaces should only be allowed using trusted IP addresses. You should also add rules for any services you intend on creating. You can always revisit this security group later if additional services become necessary.

d) Click Review and Launch.

e) Click Launch.

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f) Select the appropriate key pair for your environment. This is the key pair that was created in the Create a New Key Pair section. Use this key pair or another one that you might have. This key pair is needed to connect using SSH.

g) Select the check box.

h) Click Launch Instances.

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i) Click View Instances. The Public IP address or Domain Name System (DNS) address can be used to connect to the instance using HTTPS on port 443.

j) After your instance state is Running, you can connect to your KEMP 360 Central instance.

3 Initial Configuration of KEMP 360 Central

Now that the instance is deployed, KEMP 360 Central must be configured. Follow the steps below to complete the initial configuration of KEMP 360 Central:

1. Access the KEMP 360 Central User Interface (UI) by opening a web browser and entering the KEMP 360 Central URL in the address bar.

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2. Click Continue.

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3. The End User License Agreement (EULA) is displayed. Click Agree to accept the EULA and continue.

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4. KEMP recommends that you use the online licensing method initially. If you are using the Online method, fill out the fields and click License Now.

An Order ID is supplied by KEMP when you purchase a KEMP 360 Central instance. Entering an Order ID is optional for standard licenses.
If using the Offline method, select Offline, obtain the license text, paste it into the field provided and click License Now.
If using manual licensing, provide the Fingerprint to a KEMP representative and enter the license string which they provide.
For detailed instructions on how to register for a KEMP ID and license the LoadMaster, refer to the KEMP 360 Central Licensing, Feature Description on the KEMP documentation page.

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5. Enter a new admin password in the two text boxes provided and click Set Password.

The bar in the middle represents the strength of the password. The fuller the bar is - the more secure the password is.

The initial configuration of KEMP 360 Central is now complete. For further information, including instructions on how to add a network and LoadMaster to KEMP 360 Central, refer to the KEMP 360 Central, Feature Description on the KEMP Documentation Page.


Related documents are listed below:

KEMP 360 Central, Feature Description

KEMP 360 Central Licensing, Feature Description

Last Updated Date

This document was last updated on 15 January 2018.

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